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Overcrowding of local jails


  Tuesday, January 25, 2005


Overcrowding of local jails

WTVY News reports on the overcrowding of local jails. One big reason is the proliferation of illegal drug labs across the southeast.

From http://www.wtvynews4.com/home/headlines/1222232.html:
 
[M. H.] says she hasn't been able to sleep since her son's arrest last month. 31-year-old [J. H.] was jailed for failure to pay child support and he's "behind bars" at the Covington County Jail.
The ten year old facility was designed to house a maximum of 140 inmates, currently there's close to 200 and prisoners are sleeping on floors.

I think that we should extend some compassion to all fellow human beings, even those who made a mistake (and can't afford bail).

08:41 AM   

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JAIL MATES
Posted 9/20/2005 1:10:12 PM by CELESTE GARZA

I THINK EVERY ONE SHOULD GET A SECOND CHANCE NO MATTER WHAT THEIR CHARGE IS AS LONG AS IT'S NOT MURDER.ALSO PRISNORS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM JAIL IF THERE IS A HURRICANE.ALSO IN ALABAMA BONDS ARE TO HIGH WHAT CAN BE DONE TO LOWER THEM?

jailmates
Posted 2/5/2008 10:56:49 PM by dixie

Apparently you havent had none of your family or kidds raped or anything. i think if they do the crime no matter what it is they should do the time.

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